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Major Gifts & Foundation Relations Manager/Director

She the People
California, United States
$75,000.00 - $115,000.00
Closing date
Jun 8, 2022
Why We’re Hiring

She the People is at an exciting and critical inflection point as an organization. We are positioning ourselves for the 2024 election year and beyond, as we relentlessly work to build the power of women of color across our nation. We are growing quickly to meet the needs of our growing community and are ready to bring on talented individuals who can help take us to the next level of strategic focus and on-the-ground impact.

About the Movement

Women of color have the experience, power, and numbers to transform the United States-- leading with the values we need to allow all of us to survive and thrive. We work to build the power of women of color across our nation through She the People, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit initiative, together with She the People/Storied, our 501(c)3 nonprofit sister project. Both entities are fiscally-sponsored by Our efforts:

    build a bold, intersectional, and multiracial movement of women of color to advance social justice issues that affect all of our lives. amplify the positive impact of having women-of-color representation at all levels produce better data about women of color in politics ensure women of color are valued as a core voting bloc invest in women of color -- as leaders, candidates, voters, creators, and strategic thinkers
About the Role

REMOTE / West Coast Preferred

She the People is seeking an experienced fundraising and development professional with a passion for leading diversified donor strategies and major gift solicitation. You are committed to elevating, amplifying and activating the power of women of color in our nation, and will work in close partnership with the Founder & President to cultivate and connect donors with She the People’s vision and values. You have experience developing and fine tuning an organization’s donor cultivation cycle and an interest in engaging individual, corporate, and foundation donors. You operate both on a strategic and tactical level and no task is too small or too large to tackle. You are organized, detail-oriented, and a relationship builder. The Development Director will report to the Chief of Staff and will manage project-based consultants, vendors, and contractors as needed.


Duties and Responsibilities

Strategy & Management (15%)

    Create and lead the annual fundraising plan and multi-year development strategy for both the 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 to grow revenue and meet fundraising goals year over year Collaborate with the President & CEO, Chief of Staff, and the organizations’ fiscal sponsor to implement fundraising plan   Advise Chief of Staff on how to best leverage relationships and time of the President & CEO to cultivate current and prospective donors  Collaborate with the Chief of Staff and fiscal sponsor to inform the budget process and support tracking revenue Manage staff and project-based consultants as needed to meet fundraising goals, such as a grant writer and event planner Build and implement the organization’s donor database and tracking system Support the Communications Director to manage vendor(s) for the CRM and donor database

Corporate & Foundation Donors (50%)

    Work closely with President & CEO to identify and cultivate prospective corporate and foundation donors Support President & CEO to meet with and pitch corporate and foundation donors  Develop and manage grant application process and calendar to ensure deadlines and requirements are met   Review grant proposal content to confirm it meets the organizations’ standards and aligns with the vision and mission  Work closely with the Chief of Staff and senior staff on the grant management process to ensure all grant reporting requirements are met 

Individual & Major Gift Donors (25%)

    Work with senior staff to develop and manage the organizations’ individual donor program, including online giving, small-dollar donors, annual donors, and major gift donors  Identify potential major gift donors and lead cultivation cycle to ensure donors are connected to and remain engaged with the mission and vision  Support President & CEO to meet with and pitch major gift donors

Communications & Donor Database Management (10%)

    Collaborate with the Communications Director & Program & Political Director to ensure the CRM functions efficiently and effectively to track and manage donor information and communications   Collaborate with the Communications Director and Program & Political Director to generate content connecting donors with the mission  Support the Communications Director to develop content for fundraising emails and other development communications  


Requirements and Qualifications
    Commitment to She the People’s values of love, justice, and belonging and a mission to build the power of women of color to achieve racial justice and gender justice 4-8 years relevant fundraising experience, which can include grant writing/management, donor solicitation & cultivation, online fundraising, corporate and major gift solicitation, and CRM/donor database management Understanding and experience fundraising within the limits of both a 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 nonprofit organization Outstanding judgment, discretion and decision-making skills Ability to communicate effectively with partners, elected officials, and candidates Results-focused with impeccable follow-through Strong organizational, project management, time management, and planning skills, with a demonstrated ability to take initiative and drive projects forward independently Ability and willingness to travel (<20%) for events and in-person team collaborations

Salary Range: $75-95k (Manager) 95-115K (Director)


Benefits include medical, dental and vision premium coverage, participation in an employer-sponsored 401k plan with match, 10 days vacation, 10 days sick, annual paid-holidays, parental leave, and purchase of work laptop upon request.

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Major Gifts & Foundation Relations - Your Name.” Please thoughtfully share your interest in She the People, your qualifications, and how you learned about this opportunity in your cover letter. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For priority consideration, the last date to apply is May 23, 2022.

She the People is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining an inclusive, diverse workplace. We always promote and adhere to a policy of equal opportunity, without regard to disability, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental, or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by law.

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